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Respecting the Emerging Complexity of T2DM at Last: The Urgency for Combination Therapy


An endocrinologist discusses the complexity and heterogeneity of diabetes and provides practical guidance on improving diabetes care through highlighting the need for individualized treatment regimens.

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for physicians and other health care professionals.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Dissect the physiologic complexity of T2DM, including its marked heterogeneity.
  • Select therapies based on physiologic targets/organ systems and their changing functions over time.
  • Design credible and effective individualized treatment regimens over the natural history of T2DM.


Register for the enduring material using the enroll link provided below. To be eligible for continuing medical education credits, physicians are required to view the presentation, answer learning assessment questions and complete an evaluation.


Texas Medical Association logoThe Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians

TAMHSC CBHEC designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


head shot of James Gavin IIIJames R. Gavin III, MD, PhD is clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc. He served as President and CEO of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He was a senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and director of the HHMI–NIH Research Scholars Program.

Before joining HHMI, he was chief of the Diabetes Section, and William K. Warren Professor for Diabetes Studies at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Gavin belongs to many organizations, including the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the American Association of Physicians. He serves on the board of trustees for Emory University and Livingstone College, and is Chairman of the Board for the Partnership for a Healthier American. He was named a “Living Legend in Diabetes: by AADE in 2009, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Diabetes Research from ADA in 2015


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